Introduction to Library Acquisitions

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Are you responsible for acquisitions at your library, but feeling like you don't know where to start? Or just looking to learn more about this area of library work? Acquisitions work, which involves ordering, receiving, and paying for library materials, is a very important factor in getting library patrons access to the resources they need. Topics covered include goals and methods of acquisitions, budget management, and relationship building with vendors and publishers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the goals and theory behind library acquisitions
  • Identify tools to make acquisitions work easier
  • Learn about budgeting for purchases of library materials
  • Understand the relationship-building, negotiation, and collaboration involved in acquisitions

Session Duration:
This course consists of one 2-hour session.

Instructor: Elizabeth Szkirpan -

Contact Hours: 2

May 2, 2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member Fee $90.00
Non-member Fee $180.00